A stunning Clearwell Castle wedding, a hidden gem set on the edge of the Cotswolds. It certainly is a fairytale wedding venue and so picturesque. Chosen by Michelle and Thierry to celebrate their special day. A super chilled fun loving couple with a wedding party to suit. As always I received a fabulous welcome from the staff at Clearwell Castle, it really is a pleasure working there, that’s if I’m allowed to call it work.

Morning preparation, one of my favourite parts of a wedding day, the time you get to witness some nerves mixed with excitement. These two really made me feel welcome and I think it comes with the territory to keep everyone feeling relaxed by just blending in and becoming more of a guest than someone only there to do a job.

The ceremony was great fun with an obvious love between the two which lasted throughout the day. Two people, two families all there to enjoy this special day. Clearwell Castle is literally one of those venues where being a photographer already gives you the perfect backdrop everywhere you look. I could have quite easily kept these two lovely people here for the week to do some portraits. More importantly there was a party that Michelle and Thierry had to attend, with some ace moves going down on the dance floor.

Vendors that helped the day run perfectly were: Emma at Marooned Hairdressers and Gail Armytage preparing the beautiful flowers.

For the photographers out there, I shot this wedding using two Nikon D750’s with the 35 1.4 and 85 1.4 lenses. With everything lit using natural light until the first dance, where I used the SB910 on camera.

Michele and Thierry thank you once again for having me along to capture your special day. Wishing you both well in the future.

Clearwell Castle Wedding